Brasilia_ The national president of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, called today to occupy the city of Curitiba, where former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be transferred to prison, Prensa Latina reports.

Brasilia_ The day when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva evokes the 68th anniversary of his deceased wife Marisa Letícia, the Federal Police (PF) will try today to arrest the former president of Brazil, following an order from Judge Sergio Moro, Prensa Latina report.

Caracas_ The head of the Simón Bolívar Campaign Command, Jorge Rodríguez, reiterated today the invitation of the Venezuelan government for an international accompaniment mission to attend the presidential elections and of regional and municipal legislators on May 20, Prensa Latina reports.

Havana_ Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has presented a new appeal of 'habeas corpus' before the second court in the country to avoid going to prison on Friday for a conviction for corruption, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

Brasilia_ The Workers'' Party (PT) of Brazil ratified today that it will defend the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva “to the last consequences'', Prensa Latina reports. 

Paris_ The railway strike that began this week in France enters today a three-day break period, although the National Railway Company (SNCF) announced that some affectations will persist, Prensa Latina reports.